• By Laurel J. Kelly

Housecall: Staying ahead of stress

December 19, 2016

a young man lying on the floor, with his head resting on a folded blanket, peacefully listening to music with headphones

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Stress management: Prevent setbacks
If you've found ways to ease tension, good for you. But, sometimes, stress can creep back into your life. Try these simple techniques, such as listening to music, to help keep worries at bay.

Weight loss: 6 strategies for success
Even though temptations abound during the holiday season, you still can make your weight-loss goals a reality with these proven tips.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Flu symptoms: Should I see my doctor?
If you're at high risk of flu complications and have signs of the illness, call your physician. Here's what you need to know.

Colon cancer screening: At what age can you stop?
Once you've reached a certain age, getting tested for colon cancer might not benefit you. Learn how past results factor in.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Menopause symptoms: Alternative medicine approaches
Uveitis testing: What's needed?
Video: Living with brain tumors
Slideshow: Guide to beans and legumes

HEALTHY RECIPES
Quinoa risotto with arugula and Parmesan
Pork tenderloin with fennel sauce
Fava beans with garlic
Almond and apricot biscotti

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Create a home gym without breaking the bank
Want to work out at home? Pick up low-cost products from a local fitness or sporting goods store, such as dumbbells and resistance bands. If you'd rather not spend a penny on exercise equipment, use ordinary household items, such as a staircase for step training. Try pushups and squats. Round up friends or neighbors for regular group walks, and plan routes through your neighborhood.

Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover more healthy lifestyle topics at mayoclinic.org.

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Going the distance: Surviving the holidays
Give yourself a break from unrealistic holiday expectations. Replace the drama with common sense and find ways to connect with your loved ones.

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